Dentures are prosthetic teeth constructed to replace missing teeth, which are supported by surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. There are two main categories of dentures, depending on whether they are used to replace missing teeth on the mandibular arch or the maxillary arch. Partial dentures are for patients who are missing some of their teeth on a particular arch. Complete dentures or full dentures are worn in patients who are missing all their teeth in an arch (i.e. the maxillary or mandibular arch).
If you are not satisfied with the look or fit of your dentures, you can visit our office for a consultation. We can fabricate precision partial dentures and dentures/partials without metal clips that are visible. We can also fabricate implant supported dentures which are comfortable and can help a patient to chew and smile comfortably without embarrassment.
Even if you wear full dentures, you still must take good care of your mouth. Brush your gums, tongue and palate every morning with a soft-bristled brush before you insert your dentures to stimulate circulation in your tissues and help remove plaque. You also need to visit your dentist regularly for a check-up and an oral cancer screening.